7/2: It's All Blowing Up

No matter what kind of music you like, it's universally agreed that everybody loves fireworks

By Andy Young
|  Tuesday, Jul 6, 2010  |  Updated 8:58 AM CDT
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7/2: It's All Blowing Up

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BE THERE OR BE SQUARE-DANCE: If you like country music in the slightest, and you don't know who Ray Price is, then it's about high time you find out. Tonight at the Meyerson Symphony CenterMr. Price will be performing with Roy Clark in a show not to be missed, even if some ticket prices will put a tear in your beer. Mr. Price's more well-known songs include "Release Me", "Crazy Arms," "Heartaches by the Number," "City Lights," "My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You," "For the Good Times," "I Won't Mention It Again," "You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me," and "Danny Boy." He was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996.

GET HIP TO IT: Since Aventura is playing at American Airlines Center tonight, I'm going to assume that I'm on the slow train to Coolsville. Apparently Aventura are one of the most unique artists on the scene today. After well over a decade of sparring in the music business, these four young, dynamic guys with a seldom-seen chemistry continue to auto-produce soulful, original music that gleams with excellence. Their nouveau sound fuses bachata (a guitar-based Dominican folkloric music sometimes called the “Dominican blues”) with R & B, hip hop and other American pop and urban styles. Lead singer and songwriter Anthony “Romeo” Santos’ original songs are often deep, dealing with social issues. Even when they tackle timeless themes, such as romance and heartbreak, Romeo’s approach always comes from a different angle.

PYROMANIA: Sometimes you just can't get enough fireworks. For those in need of an appetizer before the 4th, be sure to make it down to the Old Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic. It's a Fort Worth family tradition! Filled with patriotic songs and heart-pounding marches, our exhilarating Independence Day celebration offers one of the best fireworks displays in the area. If you haven't already purchased tickets, make sure to get them asap as this event is sure to sell out.

Of course, this weekend has even more bang -- check out the Fourth of July events from throughout the Metroplex.


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